By André W. Droxler, Richard Z. Poore, Lloyd H. Burckle
Published via the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.
Weather bureaus around the globe have accrued day-by-day old files of atmospheric stipulations for greater than a century to aid forecast meteorological stipulations 3 to 5 days forward. to achieve perception into the effect of attainable destiny weather warming and constrain predictive types for a hot destiny, climatologists are searching for paleoclimatologic and paleoceanographic files from the latest durations within the Quaternary while stipulations have been demonstrably hotter than they're today.
In the previous 2.5 My, Earth weather has oscillated from chilly (glacial) to hot (interglacial) periods. We at the moment dwell in a hot period, the Holocene, within which the weather has remained rather consistent for roughly 10 ky. as the Holocene is almost as lengthy now because the prior interglacial, scientists have projected the doubtless coming near near onset of one other ice age, except human intervention. even if this may take place is a question of a few importance, and has sparked debate. discovering an analogue to our present prestige in different fresh interglacials deals considerable reduction in clarifying the query simply pointed out, and others, referring to worldwide weather switch over various geologic time periods.
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E. with a complete stage 11). An important value of the Vostok record is to offer unique global C 0 and Antarctic climate records which can be used as prescribed forcings both in climate and ice sheet modelling. We have used here the LLN 2-D NH climate model to investigate how sensitive is the simulated Northern Hemisphere MIS 11 deglaciation to the interplay between insolation and Vostok C 0 forcings. All the experiments performed confirm that insolation alone is not able to drive the climate system into interglacial-glacial cycle during the period covering MIS 11 and 10.
In both sections of the ice core the air content is typically higher (lower) in the glacial- (interglacial-) age ice. However, the amplitudes of these glacial-interglacial variations appear to be smaller in the depth range corre sponding to MIS-11 (± 4 % of the average air content value) than during the last two climatic cycles (± 5%). Thus the air content data suggest that the ice sheet in the vicinity of Vostok Station during MIS-11 was at least as stable as during the last two climatic cycles.
1998], the previous experiments suggest that the insolation forcing alone is not sufficient to explain the warm climate during stage 11, or at least that the C 0 concentration must reach a rather high level to allow stage 11 to become an interglacial. However there is a clear discrepancy during stage 11 be2 2 6 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 ls 2 2 6 3 2 6 2 2 3 34 MIS 11 IN THE VOSTOK ICE CORE tween the reference simulation of Northern Hemisphere continental ice volume and its proxy from the SPECMAP record (figure 4).